Several Newcastle fans have slammed the club’s decision to sign Andy Carroll last summer, with several branding the move as a PR stunt.

The 31-year old re-joined the Magpies on a free transfer in the summer, having left West Ham at the end of last season upon the expiry of his contract.

Since his return to St James’ Park, the forward has played just 13 times in the Premier League, failing to score on any of those occasions.

With his short-term Newcastle deal set to expire at the end of the season, and with the striker having just suffered another injury setback, many supporters will be more than happy to see the England international leave the club once again.

Responding to Mick Quinn’s damning verdict on Carroll’s future, shared on Twitter via Chronicle Live, several supporters shared their respective views on Carroll’s future and Newcastle’s botched attempt at positive PR.

Should Newcastle offer Andy Carroll a new contract in the summer?